The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) is the unified voice of all 67 conservation districts across the state. Organized as a 501(c)(3), AACD is dedicated to cooperating with the Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee; supporting programs and services that conserve, enhance, and protect Alabama’s vast natural resources; and informing policy makers at the state and federal level about natural resources issues.

AACD organizes districts (counties) into six areas:

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

Area 5

Area 6


In August 1943, 36 district supervisors met in Auburn to establish an alliance for unified action by conservation districts. Aptly named the Alabama Association of Soil Conservation District Supervisors, the group later changed its name to the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts.


AACD is led by a board of directors of elected state and area officers: president, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, secretary/treasurer, area vice presidents, immediate past presidents, and National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) board designees.

Executive Committee

Micky Smith, President
Sumter County

Johnny Lee, 1st Vice President
Henry County

Donald Sewell, 2nd Vice President
Etowah County

Sue Gaines, Secretary/Treasurer
Monroe County

Dr. Carol Knight, NACD Delegate
Randolph County

Leslie Hall, Past President
Montgomery County

Area Presidents

Milton Taylor, Area 1
Lawrence County

Nick McMichen, Area 2
Cherokee County

Dupree Galloway, Area 3
Pickens County

Jack Wadsworth, Area 4
Autauga County

Mike Birge, Area 5
Covington County

Frank Trione, Area 6
Conecuh County


Sabra Sutton, Executive Director
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Courtney Curenton, Office Assistant
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77th Anniversary Annual Meeting